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How Pallet Extensions Can Benefit Your Operation | Pallet Consultants

By: Pallet Consultants on November 6th, 2019

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How Pallet Extensions Can Benefit Your Operation | Pallet Consultants

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Pallet extensions, also called pallet adapters, are a cost-effective and easy way to add length to your pallets while maintaining their load performance and width.

Many facilities, especially those in the manufacturing or freight forwarding industries, find themselves with large amounts of spare pallets that can't be used to ship their products. They receive products or materials on pallets of one size, but need a larger pallet to ship to their customers. Pallet extensions allow facilities to adapt their pallets to the size requirements of other products or materials for a fraction of the cost of a new or recycled pallet. To find out more about the applications of pallet extensions, start a conversation with us.

Pallet extensions are:

  • Small and lightweight
  • Extremely cost-effective
  • Stored and transported easily
  • A fast way to adapt and alter pallet length
  • Custom made for specific applications
  • Quickly constructed with short lead times


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Pallet Extension Characteristics

Pallet extensions are reversible and can be as small or large as needed. Whether you need to add a couple inches to a 48 x 40 pallet to make it a 50 x 40 or need to add multiple feet in length, pallet extensions can be made for any situation and pallet dimension. Each pallet adapter can add up to 18 inches of length, giving a total of 36 additional inches if extensions are used on each pallet end.  

Adaptable Pallet

As seen in the picture above, the pallet extension stringers slide into the pallet opening height fitting between the top and bottom deck boards and just inside the pallet's blocks or stringer boards. In the above photo, one pallet adapter is already inserted in the right side of the pallet. The pallet extension deck boards are flush alongside the pallet's deck boards, providing a smooth an uninterrupted load-bearing surface. Additionally our pallet extensions are made to match your pallet's width for a seamless structural extension, and although the adapters fit snugly on their own they can be secured with screws or nails. If secured with nails or screws, changes to weight capacity and load performance can be calculated by our pallet engineers through the Pallet Design System software.

Due to their light weight and small size, pallet extensions can be transported and stored easily. Since they can be constructed quickly with short lead times and stored easily in small spaces, pallet extensions can be used immediately or stored long term. These qualities make the extensions perfect for both frequent and occasional use.

Pallet Consultants produces pallet extensions for every pallet dimension, allowing the addition of a couple inches of length or even multiple feet. Available both in hard and softwood, pallet adapters allow facilities to be flexible and adapt their current pallet for a fraction of the cost of new pallets. Start a conversation with us to learn more about our pallet extensions, their load performance and how they can be used in your facility. As your partner and advisor Pallet Consultants also provides consultation services in a number of areas across industries, from logistics to pallet inventory management and automation implementation.

Pallet Consultants is an experienced pallet manufacturing and logistics consultation company with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We’ve optimized hundreds of facilities across the nation and have provided quality pallet products and services to many more operations. Start a conversation with us to see how we can put our experience to work for you.